Love where you live

Imagine. Create. Experience. Connect.

Pella’s founding father, Dominie Hendrik Pieter Scholte, was an innovator and advocate of the arts who was fiercely committed to community development and education. Nearly two decades ago he championed a vision of creating a vibrant community where all people could build their lives in Pella. We call this the Scholte Spirit, and it fuels today’s collaborative and elaborate plans for Spirit of Pella Community Projects. Like Dominie Scholte, we activate innovation and honor our community’s rich heritage through placemaking, public art, and live entertainment.

Community participation is the heart of The Spirit of Pella. It is only through the belief and support of individual community members that these visions can come to life! Join us and Catch the Spirit!


“We will build a beautiful Pella.” – Dominie Scholte, founder of Pella

Foundation Partners

Kuyper Foundation Logo
Pella Community Foundation Logo
Pella Rolscreen Foundation
Vermeer Charitable Foundation Logo

Business Partners

Marion County Bank Logo
Bank Iowa Logo
Lely Logo
Midwest One Bank Logo
LDJ Manufacturing logo
Pella Motors Logo
Leighton State Bank logo
Ulrich Logo
Bruxvoorts Home Center Logo
ATI Group Logo
Dutch Fix Logo
Main Street advisory group logo
Pella Cooperative Electric Logo
Pella Engraving Logo

In-Kind Contributors

Clay Township Design Logo | Spirit of Pella
Klingner and Associates Logo | Spirit of Pella
Kreykes Law Office Logo | Spirit of Pella
PACE Alliance Logo | Spirit of Pella
Pella Hosting and Website Solutions Logo | Spirit of Pella
Promotions by Design Logo | Spirit of Pella
Town Crier Logo | Spirit of Pella


Catch the Spirit and Join US!